2017-05-18 / Personalities

Abby Morgan Smith to marry Matthew Blake Connell Sept. 23


Abby Morgan Smith Matthew Blake Connell Abby Morgan Smith Matthew Blake Connell Cissy and Scott Smith of Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Abby Morgan, to Matthew Blake Connell, son of Lynn and Lee Connell, also of Washington.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of June and Edward Smith of Washington and Linda Moore Echols and the late Robert “Buck” Echols of Rayle.

She is a 2012 graduate of Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School and a 2016 graduate of Piedmont College in Demorest where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Miss Smith is employed by St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens.

Mr. Connell is the grandson of Patricia and Alvin Connell of Greenwood, S.C., and the late Anne and James McClearen of Washington.

He is also a 2012 graduate of Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School. Mr. Connell attended Athens Technical College and is employed by Piedmont Propane in Athens.

The wedding is planned for Saturday, September 23, at 6 p.m. at the home of Selena and Eddie Walker in Rayle.

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